Easy Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe
Easy Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe Basic Plain & Soft Sponge cake After some requests I got from fellow bloggers and readers, decided of posting this sponge cake recipe using a pressure cooker. I just love this cake and would always have it without fuss moreover its the most tastiest and easiest one and the most elegant cake I would say. Just some eggs, flour, sugar and butter would do the magic and give the best tasting and soft cake.
Moreover it can be made in a pressure cooker, now you won’t need any excuse on making a cake. Just try this simple, fuss free and easy method and delight your family and friends.
175g (6oz) margarine or softened butter
175g (6oz) caster sugar
3 large eggs
175g (6oz) self-raising flour, sifted
1tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Heat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Lightly grease an 18cm (7in) round cake tin with a little extra butter or margarine and cut a piece of greaseproof paper or non-stick baking parchment to fit the base of the tin.
Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or a hand-held mixer for 1 minute, or until just combined. It’s important not to beat the batter too much – just long enough to make it smooth.
Pour or spoon the mixture into the tin, smooth the top and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for about 45-50 minutes. The cake is cooked when it looks well risen and golden; the top should spring back when lightly touched with a fingertip. Another test is to insert a skewer into the centre of the cake – it should come out clean.
Let the cake sit in the tin for 5 minutes, then gently run a knife around the edge and turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool. Serve dusted with icing sugar.